With 'Prithviraj' Set To Release, Let's Revisit These 6 Epic Period Dramas



​The much-awaited period drama, 'Prithviraj' starring Akshay Kumar and Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar is all set to release on June 3, 2022. The film revolves around the biopic of Rajput warrior Prithviraj Chauhan. With that, let's take a look at some of the epic Bollywood period dramas of all time.


​1. Mughal-E-Azam, 1960

​Celebrated as one of the finest movie of all times, 'Mughal-E-Azam' revolves around the forbidden love story between prince Saleem played by legendary actor Dilip Kumar and a court dancer Anarkali played by the beautiful Madhubala.


​2. Lagaan, 2001

​'Lagaan', starring superstar Aamir Khan is about villagers of Champaner, Gujarat, who had to pay high taxes known as lagaan to Britishers ruling the country back then. The film was India's first movie which got nominated at the Oscars.


​3. The Legend Of Bhagat Singh, 2002

​This patriotic film narrating the life of the Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh starring Ajay Devgn, showcases one of his best performances till date.


​4. Jodha Akbar, 2008

​This historical war movie revolves around the love story of Mughal emperor Akbar and Rajput princess Jodha Bai. Starring the Greek god of Indian cinema Hrithik Roshan and the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, each and every frame of this movie was absolutely marvelous.


​5. Bajirao Mastani, 2016

​A visual delight and one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's masterpieces, 'Bajirao Mastani' is about Maratha Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) and his relationship with his second wife, Mastani (Deepika Padukone) who is not accepted into the Maratha kingdom as his rightful wife.


​6. Padmaavat, 2018

​With outstanding performances by the lead actors such as Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the film is based on an Urdu poem of the same name from the 13th century.

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